Category: Fix California Challenge

Put cities in the driver's seat

The history of our nation's highway system abounds with the pitfalls of 'leadership from a distance’. Whether wiping out entire neighborhoods or enabling sprawling suburban development, we still feel the effects today.

 

It’s time get back to building great cities by putting the power in the hands of local leaders:

 

-Municipal leaders get 'veto' authority over transportation expenditures within city limits.

 

-Cap state funding for new or expanded roadways at 10% of total state transportation expenditures, except where directly requested by a local governing body.

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Idea No. 485